One Arrow Secures Affordable Housing For Students

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 12:57



The One Arrow First Nation is teaming up with the provincial government in an effort to create more affordable living spaces for post-secondary education students.


It was announced yesterday that $1.1 million will be poured into a downtown apartment building in Saskatoon.


A total of 17 spaces are being ear-marked for band members who are attending classes in the city.


Under the terms of the deal the province will provide $891,000 towards the renovations, with the band picking up the rest.


One Arrow Chief Dwayne Paul says the agreement is a perfect example of how various jurisdictions must work together.


Renovations on the apartment are expected to be finished sometime this winter.